Helicopter Flight and Walter Peak Sheep Station

I loved the helicopter ride! It was my first and I was a little apprehensive, but it was incredible. Very smooth and the views were, again, breathtaking.

The flight was only about fifteen minutes and we landed at Walter Peak Sheep Station, a working sheep ranch. We first met the trained sheep dogs and some adorable puppies. We then had a shearing demonstration. The poor sheep are terrified, but the young man shearing them is able to calm them and shears off the wool in a single sheet with an electric razor.

We then had a demo of a dog herding the sheep followed by a delicious barbecue lunch on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. The lake reminded me of Lake Tahoe.

We rode a vintage steamship, the TSS Ernslaw, back to Queenstown and in the afternoon Clifford and I took the gondola ride that we missed yesterday because of the weather. We rode to the top of Bob’s Peak, had a cappuccino, took in the views, and rode back down again.

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From the Helicopter

From the Helicopter

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Ready to shear

Ready to shear

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All done!

All done!

Herding the sheep

Herding the sheep


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About Susan Gutterman

I am an amateur photographer and occasional blogger, living in northern California. I also enjoy reading, walking, traveling, volunteering and spending time with my family and my yellow lab, Gabby.
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One Response to Helicopter Flight and Walter Peak Sheep Station

  1. Dale Bates says:

    We loved that day, also. So glad you’re having fun!

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